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    Default Re: Rust Spots on Mazda3 GX - Rail Dust

    Quote Originally Posted by jswift79 View Post
    got pics of this rail dust? i want to take a look in my car (just washed it) lol

    i have 2012 Mazda3, and i dont see any rust. i patch up my paint chips anywhere and everywhere on my car lol
    rail dust shows up on white cars


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    Default Re: Rust Spots on Mazda3 GX - Rail Dust

    [IMG]DSC02909 by emman817, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Default Re: Rust Spots on Mazda3 GX - Rail Dust

    2010 CWP you can easily spot the rail dust if you look closey.
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    [IMG]DSC02910 by emman817, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Should have put everything in one post lol

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    Default Re: Rust Spots on Mazda3 GX - Rail Dust

    Quote Originally Posted by ZoomZoomM3S2010 View Post
    I bought my Mazda 3 GX Sport brand new in 2010 from Ajax Mazda in 2010. It's Crystal Pearl White.

    I purchased the Rust undercoating and we were told it had a Warranty.

    After I washed my car this past weekend (for the first time since the January thaw), I noticed little tiny rust dots sporadically spread all over my car doors, the hatchback, and even the fiberglass bumper!

    When I called the dealership, they told me, that I was supposed to bring in my car every 2 years for them to check it over and see if there were any issues. I never did that. I didn't know I had to. I never even received REMINDERS! Yet, I'll receive a reminder for an oil change all the time.

    My dilemma is, I checked my glove compartment for the paperwork in the pouch for my car, and lo and behold, on the back of the warranty for my rust proofing, there was a sheet which had 'check tickets' one at 24, 48, 36 months etc.

    I didn't use any of them, because I never took it in.

    I'm going to be taking it in next weekend to speak to an assistant manager in hopes that they will honor the warranty and fix it. I'm so pissed off. It's so noticeable. I feel like I've wasted my money on the rust proofing.
    Regardless of whether or not I was supposed to bring it in, I still think it's a shoddy job. My boyfriend drives a 1996 Neon, and there are no such spots on his car except for the natural rust/corrosion on the corners of the door.

    HAS ANYONE EXPERIENCED ANY TROUBLE WHEN THEY WENT IN TO COMPLAIN ABOUT IT EVEN THOUGH THEY NEVER TOOK IT IN AT ANY TIME TO HAVE IT CHECKED?

    Am I pretty much screwed out of my warranty because I didn't practice due diligence (that I didn't even think I needed to practice?)

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    I was never told about that either and although it's easy to blame yourself, I specifically asked if there was anything I needed to do with regards to the rust warranty and the sales manager said "no, it's lifetime and you don't need to worry about it". This was at the time of purchase. I had an inspection done at Budds' shortly after the 2-year interval had passed but the tech told me there was no corrosion and everything was fine, so when I ended up having a rust spot under the side skirt last fall I showed them the paperwork that claimed everything was fine and got them to honour the rust warranty. I don't know if it'll apply to rail dust but I hope they help you out since it's definitely not an isolated incident.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecmirand View Post
    [IMG]DSC02910 by emman817, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Should have put everything in one post lol
    Sigh, Mazda paint is so cheap. Just like their metal :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Mazda View Post
    I was never told about that either and although it's easy to blame yourself, I specifically asked if there was anything I needed to do with regards to the rust warranty and the sales manager said "no, it's lifetime and you don't need to worry about it". This was at the time of purchase. I had an inspection done at Budds' shortly after the 2-year interval had passed but the tech told me there was no corrosion and everything was fine, so when I ended up having a rust spot under the side skirt last fall I showed them the paperwork that claimed everything was fine and got them to honour the rust warranty. I don't know if it'll apply to rail dust but I hope they help you out since it's definitely not an isolated incident.



    Sigh, Mazda paint is so cheap. Just like their metal :/
    Mazda paint isn't the issue... sure it is thin, but this is not a $40,000+ luxury car. And I'm never going to complain because they have always had beautiful colors unlike every other manufacturer. The real issues are design flaws combined with cheap metal and insufficient protection.
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    Default Re: Rust Spots on Mazda3 GX - Rail Dust

    Agreed, the ass-backwards concept of salting roads here only precipitates that :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Mazda View Post
    Agreed, the ass-backwards concept of salting roads here only precipitates that :/
    Yep... that too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Mazda View Post
    I was never told about that either and although it's easy to blame yourself, I specifically asked if there was anything I needed to do with regards to the rust warranty and the sales manager said "no, it's lifetime and you don't need to worry about it". This was at the time of purchase. I had an inspection done at Budds' shortly after the 2-year interval had passed but the tech told me there was no corrosion and everything was fine, so when I ended up having a rust spot under the side skirt last fall I showed them the paperwork that claimed everything was fine and got them to honour the rust warranty. I don't know if it'll apply to rail dust but I hope they help you out since it's definitely not an isolated incident.



    Sigh, Mazda paint is so cheap. Just like their metal :/
    I still like my Mazda regardless of this issue lol. You think I can go back to who did my tailtints and say they should fix it for me? If not I'll probably have to ask around how to fix it myself.

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    Default Re: Rust Spots on Mazda3 GX - Rail Dust

    Rail dust is not only from shipping the car via train. It comes more from the brakes that are semi metallic and drivers on the road. Other vehicles, trucks especially use metallic pads and it becomes air borne. These particles stick to the surface of your car and start to corrode with the harsh salt on the road and in the air. It becomes stuck and then embedded into the paint.

    It shows more prominent on white. One way to minimize it is to ensure you wash your car regularly and ensure you clean seal/wax your car at least once a season at a minimum.

    Rust proofing has no bearing on "rail dust" contamination so the OP should not link the two and feel PO that they are out a warranty. If you got paint protection, that would be a different story.

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    decontaminate/claybar/polish/wax

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    Hey everyone,
    I had a bunch of the rail dust on my white Mazda 3, it was very noticeable. I clay barred my car and it all came off! Looks brand new again! I used maguires clay bar kit from Canadian tire. Cost 30$, highly recommend it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2012mazda3hatch View Post
    Hey everyone,
    I had a bunch of the rail dust on my white Mazda 3, it was very noticeable. I clay barred my car and it all came off! Looks brand new again! I used maguires clay bar kit from Canadian tire. Cost 30$, highly recommend it!
    Make sure you've sealed your paint.

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    Yes great point, after I clayed my car I used NuFinish once a year car polish, not the squeeze bottle but the tub you have to use a screwdriver to open. Looked awesome

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